«Sexilios»: Hacia una nueva poética de la erótica caribeña

Translated title of the contribution: «Sexiles»: Toward a new poetics of the caribbean erotic

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

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Taking as a point of departure the definition of sexile used by critics of queer Caribbean studies, as well as the definition used by U.S. American undergraduate students, this essay studies exile of sexual minorities in Cuba and Puerto Rico. This study focuses on masculine sexile, and studies how Luis Rafael Sánchez, Reinaldo Arenas, and Manuel Ramos Otero depict the traditional definition of sexile to explore how this notion can be transformed when we add the new meaning used by younger generations of undergraduates. The essay concludes by reflecting on the advantages and disadvantages of proposing sexile as a poetic for Caribbean eroticism that ultimately redefines collective identity discourses in the Caribbean.

Translated title of the contribution«Sexiles»: Toward a new poetics of the caribbean erotic
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)15-30
Number of pages16
JournalAmerica Latina Hoy
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Caribbean
  • Epistemerotics
  • Literature
  • Narrative
  • Poetics
  • Sexile
  • Sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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